Greek music composer Spanos dies at 85


Prominent Greek music composer and songwriter Yiannis Spanos, credited as being one of the founders of the so-called “new wave” of Greek music in the 1960s, has died. He was 85.

Spanos began his career in the early 60s and penned a series of hit songs over the next four decades while also collaborating with major Greek performers.

Up until his death Thursday he had been busy preparing for a series of concerts.